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Happiness Advice

5 Decisions That Will Bring You More Happiness

Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Therese Borchard Recent happiness studies indicate that popularity, influence, and money do not make people happiest – even as our culture su...

LOOK: 7 Ways Photography Can Improve Your Health

Danielle Hark | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

By picking up a camera and using any or all of these simple tools and techniques, you are not only being present and creative, but you are actually practicing mindfulness, which reduces stress and helps leave you balanced and ready to take on the rest of your day.

Keeping the Scales Tipped at Happiness

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

When she finished with her reply, she smiled that familiar grin, patted me ever so gently on the arm and walked away. At that time, I wasn't astute enough to understand that her smile camouflaged a deep sadness. Yet she wore that grin well and seldom ever frowned. 

Is the International Day of Happiness a Happy Initiative?

Jean-Baptiste Stuchlik | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean-Baptiste Stuchlik

It is important to understand that these happiness technologies, which will have a real impact on our "life experience," are a new type of technology. Again, they are not designed to change the world but to change ourselves, our behaviors, our relations to others and our lifestyles.

Why You Should 'Slow-Track' Your Career

Daniel Gulati | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

Quitting early to avoid getting stuck in a rut is smart. But continually shortening your time horizons for career achievement and shirking hard work in the search for immediate silver bullets is a dangerous practice, and may actually limit your long-term outcomes.

WATCH: Dr. Brene Brown Says THE Most Terrifying, Difficult Human Emotion Is…

OWN | Posted 03.18.2013 | OWN

Joy is an emotion that many people seek to experience, but Dr. Brené Brown says it often brings with it a feeling of terror. In this clip from “Sup...

Happiness: The Ultimate Currency

Kripalu | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power.

13 Expert-Approved Ways To Be Happy

Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living

We asked authors and thinkers for their best piece of advice on the pursuit of joy.

Interview with Carl Massy: Author, Life Coach and Happiness Strategist

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

"I believe that financial success is closely linked with what we truly believe we (as a person) are worth, and then life will sign a check for that amount."

Do You Choose to Live Unhappily Ever After?

Donna Steinhorn | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Steinhorn

Happiness is a choice. Yes, even for those who were born genetically grumpy, it's possible to choose to be happier. Even when things around you are falling apart, it's possible to choose to be happy. I learned that by the time I was 3 -- a lesson learned from my parents.

How To Find Your Sweet Spot

Jon Wortmann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Your sweet spot, the best moments of your life, follow a simple pattern. They begin when you center yourself. Before you can stretch to your limits and choose what you want to do that's difficult and worthwhile, you have to be present.

Taking Back My Happiness

Harshada Rajani | Posted 04.22.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

I've realized that I've been searching for happiness in all the wrong places; the places in which I had learned to subconsciously associate with incredible amounts of happiness.

Confession of an Optimist

Robert Levithan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

I believe in luck and love and good fortune. I am a professional optimist. I try to hide it, but most of the time, I'm my father's son and his glass was neither half-empty nor half-full -- it was overflowing.

On Discovering Your Versions Of Happy

Maggie Lyon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Given how much time I spend wandering around consumed by how stellar life will be once I lose the last five pregnancy pounds, get my book written, get the baby to sleep through the night, that to realize quite suddenly that I am happy right now is miraculous. It stops me in my tracks.

The Alphabet of Happiness: 'B'

Randy Taran | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Believe -- belief is like a magic potion; it helps us move forward even when times are tough. It gives a foundation when there is none to be seen and supports our dreams when the evidence is not yet there.

Deepak Chopra's 10 Keys To Happiness

GAIAM TV | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're happy, Deepak Chopra says, you're going to be healthier, have better relationships, do good/meaningful work and be successful and abundant -- not the other way around. He claims that there's a formula for happiness, which depends on three things.

Try This! The 7-Day Happiness Challenge

Luminita Daniela Saviuc | Posted 04.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Luminita Daniela Saviuc

If you take this seven-day challenge and if you commit yourself to doing all of these things without cheating, not only you will know what makes happy people happy, but at the end of the challenge, you might also experience that happiness for yourself.

Is Life Unfair?

Sadhguru | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The world is neither fair nor unfair. Everybody is in pursuit of their happiness. It is your business to learn and pursue what is yours.

It's Okay to Change

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Be open to where you're led, even if it makes no sense and is completely out of line with who you believe yourself to be in this moment. Lean into it: dabble, play and explore.

The Secret to Happiness

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Annie Kagan

Trying to be happy is like trying to hold onto running water. You can't grasp happiness. However, as you pay attention to what you like, it just may show up.

Want To Be Happy? Live Life Backwards

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Steve McSwain

Having lived more than half my life, I've gained a perspective I describe as the backward look that may be beneficial to persons of any age, but particularly to those who still have more than half their lives to live.

10 Really Simple Ways To Be Happier

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 03.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Gisonni

In the 24/7 technology-centric environment in which we live and work, true happiness seems to be less attainable than ever before, yet it's the one thing everyone seeks. Here are 10 ways that can help you bring more happiness into your life.

A Lesson About Less

Ree Varcoe | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Life doesn't always work out just as we'd like, but I believe it does happen according to "some plan," whether grand or otherwise. The one thing we can do is remind ourselves to consciously work toward making it the best we can -- and let go of the little things that don't actually matter.

Let's Keep the Sandy Hook Loving Kindness Epidemic Alive

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Time to let go because if I don't I'll lose myself in the process. I'm in danger of forgetting what the holidays and life are all about. What matters is doing the best we can to practice true loving kindness, a genuine desire to act in pursuit of the others' happiness.

Quantifying Happiness

Aaron Frazin | Posted 01.30.2013 | College
Aaron Frazin

Track Your Happiness is a mobile app that asks a series of questions a few times each day, producing a "Happiness Report" which explains what influenced your happiness. So was there any one thing that made me happy?